In Search of Max Weber's New Prophets

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In Search of Max Weber's New Prophets

Show simple item record Kahne, Bruno en_GB 2009-07-03T10:47:28Z en_GB 2011-01-25T16:52:55Z en_US 2013-03-21T11:57:43Z 2009-04-03 en_GB
dc.description.abstract One hundred years ago, Max Weber postulated in his seminal work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism that after a tremendous development, capitalism would either reach a dead end, or would enter a new era of development through the guidance of new prophets (Weber, [1904] 2003:182). The tremendous development foreseen has occurred but have Weber’s new prophets appeared? Through a close analysis of the context in which the word prophet is found in the Bible and through the description that Weber gave to the concept of prophet in The Sociology of Religion (Weber, 1963) a prophet’s ideal type was constructed with fourteen specific characteristics. This ideal type was then used as a grid of analysis to put to the test the nineteen most renowned leadership gurus, potential candidate to the title of prophet. en_GB
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dc.language.iso en_US en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject prophets en_GB
dc.subject gurus en_GB
dc.subject leadership en_GB
dc.subject management en_GB
dc.subject secularisation en_GB
dc.subject desecularisation en_GB
dc.subject spiritualisation of the corporate world en_GB
dc.title In Search of Max Weber's New Prophets en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB 2009-07-03T10:47:28Z en_GB 2011-01-25T16:52:55Z en_US 2013-03-21T11:57:43Z
dc.contributor.advisor Davie, Grace en_GB
dc.publisher.department School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB

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